Medical Surgical Services


Adult Surgical Specialty Services (2 RCW)*
2 RCW is a 34-bed surgical unit that provides post-operative care for patients undergoing complex procedures related to digestive diseases, bariatrics, trauma, solid organ transplant, vascular and general surgery.
* American College of Surgeons-certified Bariatric Center of Excellence

General Medicine (6 RCP)
6 RCP comprises a 48-bed general medicine unit. The patient population includes adults 18 and over with acute and chronic renal failure, diabetes, infectious disease, general medicine issues, and gastrointestinal disease.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Units (HCCC)*

  • Adult Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant (7 RCS)**
    7 RCS is a 14-bed unit for adult bone marrow transplant patients. Patient transplants include leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other types of cancers.
    **Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapies accredited transplant program (2010)
  • Gynecology, Oral Surgery, and Otolaryngology (3 JPW)
    3 JPW serves patients who are in the hospital for surgical gynecology-oncology treatment, benign gynecology and urogynecological problems, head and neck cancer, facial trauma, and surgeries to treat ear and salivary gland conditions.
  • Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care (4 JPE)
    This unit serves patients with lymphoma, acute leukemia, multiple myeloma, malignant melanoma, and other types of cancers, as well as patients with hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and other benign blood disorders. The unit includes four palliative care rooms.
  • Medical Surgical Oncology (4 JPW)
    4 JPW is a 24-bed medical-surgical oncology unit specializing in patients with solid tumor cancers such as thyroid, breast, colon, and pancreas. The unit also provides post-op care to patients who have plastic surgery for breast reconstruction and flaps.

* Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in Iowa

Non-Vascular Neurology (2 BT)
The 2 BT unit is a 9-bed acute adult unit for patients with epilepsy, headache/facial pain, multiple sclerosis, immune suppressed neuropathies, meningitis, dementia, and movement disorders. State-of-the-art video-monitoring and video EEG are used.

Respiratory Specialty Care Unit (RSCU) (7 JCE)
RSCU is a 12-bed stepdown unit for adult patients with lung diseases and complex medical problems. Patient populations include: COPD, obstructive sleep apnea, asthma, cystic fibrosis, slow-to-wean ventilator patients, neuro-muscular disorders, and patients who need less than intensive care, but more care than provided on acute medical/surgical units.

Urology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics (3 RCP)
This is a 48-bed adult surgical unit divided into pods of eight patients. The main surgical specialties are orthopedics, urology, and ophthalmology. Unit staff also care for patients who experience trauma; reconstructive joint surgery; reconstructive bladder surgery; tumor removals; spine, hand, and foot surgery; prosthetic devices; sports injuries; skeletal traction; kidney stones; nephrectomies; radical prostatectomies; and wound care.